Abacá Boutique Resort
Right on the oceanfront, this exclusive getaway is located on the east coast of Mactan Island in the heart of the Visayas region in the central Philippines. It's just a short hop (or bridge drive) east from buzzing second city Cebu (set on a much larger island of the same name), but feels a world away.
- Planes Fly into Mactan-Cebu International Airport (www.mactan-cebuairport.com.ph), handily located on Mactan Island, which services the region. Airlines that'll wing you here include Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, SilkAir and Qatar Airways. Most major carriers fly to capital Manila, from where there are several daily flights south to Cebu with Cebu Pacific Air (www.cebupacificair.com), Philippine Airlines (www.philippineairlines.com) and Zest Air (www.zestair.com.ph). You can also fly direct to Cebu from Seoul, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
- Trains There are no train connections to Mactan (it's an island thing).
- Automobiles It's just a 15-minute drive from the airport to the hotel, but with complimentary return transfers you won't need to battle for a cab. Your driver and butler with meet you off the plane. Driving from Cebu City, on adjacent Cebu Island, takes 25 minutes.
- Others Boats are a dime a dozen round here, but with two short bridges connecting Cebu Island with Mactan next door, it's quicker and easier to grab a cab. If you're arriving from another island, ask your hotel about aquatic connections.
Abacá Boutique Resort Buot, Punta Engano Road, Macatan Island, Mactan Island, Cebu, 6015